Health Assessment of the Child

Key information

Start date: 09 March 2022

Attendance dates:

March 2022: 09, 23
April 2022: 06, 22
May 2022: 04, 18
June 2022: 01, 15


Distance learning / Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

  • Level
    7 (postgraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module aims

This will enable you to develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of health assessment from a multi-professional and inter-agency perspectives across health and social care domains.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of systematic assessment to achieve holistic patient care.
  • Identify the principles underlying theoretical assessment frameworks and use a range of assessment methods to inform the decision making process.
  • Demonstrate collaborative working by communicating your assessment findings to relevant members of the health and social care team to ensure optimum patient care.


Learning and teaching methods

For the 2020/21 curriculum our CPD modules will be delivered using hybrid learning. This means that depending on the subject and content of learning and teaching, modules may be delivered solely online or via a combination of face to face and online delivery, however for all programmes face to face contact time will be reduced, as per Government guidelines and to ensure the reduction of risk for all. Further information can be sought from the course leader (see below).

Usual learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures
  • Discussion
  • Workshops
  • Work based learning
  • Problem based learning
  • Simulated learning.


  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • Clinical log
  • Case study (word count - 1,500).

OSCE date

  • October cohort - 2 March 2022
  • March cohort - 3 August 2022

Attendance is mandatory.

Course leader

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Amy Dopson

Head of Continuing Professional Development (CPD); Director of Studies Integrated Care (Nursing); Principal Teaching Fellow

Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.

Additional information

This module is a pre-requisite for the following modules:

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 7
  • Professional registration as a healthcare professional:
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Working in health and social care
  • Work based supervisor to co-ordinate practice assessments (10-15 hours).

Fees and funding


How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form.

It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.

Send your completed application back to us at the address or email included on the form.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the University's prospective student privacy notice.

If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.

Cancellation policy

If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.

Module availability

Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 


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